Body found in Kansas River near Bowersock Dam

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Post last updated at 5:05 p.m. Thursday:

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Thursday after a body was found in the water near the Bowersock Dam, according to a news release from the department.

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At 1:13 p.m. Thursday, a person reported seeing what could have been a body in the water about 300 yards east of the dam, according to the release.

DGSO’s underwater search and recovery team and investigators found a body in the shallow water in that area. Deputies and coroner scene investigators are working to identify the person, according to the release.

As the investigation is ongoing, and pending identification and notification of family members, DGSO will not release any further details, according to the release.

Asked whether investigators suspect any foul play, and if they have any sense of how long the person had been there, George Diepenbrock, a spokesperson for DGSO, said he had nothing to add yet as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

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